Time Management, Foreclosure Mess and Other Links

Earlier this week, I was cogitating a bit on matters of time management and project scheduling. Upon checking out some favorite blogs, it seems that Squirrelers and Kris at Every Tips and Thoughts briefly connected through a wormhole in the space-time continuum,  both writing with near Swiss-like synchronicity on time management and being productive in, well, space-time. Squirrelers:   10 Tips to Improve Productivity Everyday Tips and Thoughts I Am Mastering Time Management! "Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure." Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so"  Douglas Adams (1952-200) The Biz of Life posted some funny and other not-so-funny videos and commentary in the "don't touch my … [Read more...]

“Foreclosure Mess Could Threaten Banks”…. I haz sad face

Image via Wikipedia Ready to shed a tear or two at criminals bankers facing the prospect of lawsuits and massive losses? No?  Me neither. "Report: Foreclosure Mess Could Threaten Banks" WASHINGTON -- The disarray stemming from flawed foreclosure documents could threaten major banks with billions of dollars in losses, deepen the disruption in the housing market and hurt the government's effort to keep people in their homes, according to a new report from a congressional watchdog. The reporter(s) get extra points for x-ray insight and rapier-sharp reportage.   Were I the editor though, I might have suggested a paragraph or two how the taxpayers will be on the hook for the banks' losses. Again. Related articles Bank of America … [Read more...]

More Non-Productivity from ForeclosureGate

From the New York Times: Foreclosure Mess Draws in the Lawyers Who Handled Them Lawyers retaining lawyers + court time +  legal battles = less productivity.   While German and Chinese and Indian companies invest in productive factories, Americans invest their time in discovery and court proceedings.   And pundits agonize and speculate over the US trade deficit.  Duh! … [Read more...]

ForeclosureGate Roundup

    This latest real estate foreclosure mess seems to be getting uglier and uglier. A smattering of news and posts on the subject: An article by Charles Hugh Smith on AOL Daily Finance:   The Foreclosure Crisis: Eroding Trust -- and Ending the Recovery? Huffington Post writes on how untrained folks were hired to process foreclosures in Banks' Foreclosure "Robo-Signers" Were Hair Stylists, Teens, Walmart Workers: Lawsuit Gonzalo Lira's blog has a very succinct take on the whole mess, in The Second Leg Down of America's Death Spiral.   Happy title, yes?  (Warning: strong language) From Forbes.com  Legal Heat On Robo-Signing Stokes Foreclosure Fiasco "..... Attorneys General from all 50 states have … [Read more...]